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Old 03-30-2014, 09:00 AM
 
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Hi everyone...not sure if this is the right place to post this, but here goes....Grandson is 6 years old..got sick off of shrimp on Feb 14th..a week later had an upper respitory infecton and was given Z Pack...After 4 days of giving it to him , we stopped... He was sicker after he started the Z Pack then he was before ( stopped eating, complained of stomach ache)...Got him cleared up from infection but he still complains of stomach ache ( says he feels like something is poking him in his belly button)...Dr said start him on a probiotic...seemed to be doing a little better..7 days later, back to throwing up and being constipated ( took him off the probiotic) ...Dr did ultra sound..it was clear..we have the constipation cleared up ( finally) but now after he wakes up and drinks apple juice or Gatorade he throws up..After that he seems fine .. Dr also prescribed nausea meds, so we give him one of those...runs around the house like a normal 6 year old...We have him on a liquid and soft food diet ..no dairy..per Dr instructions... Dr says it is the effects of the Z Pack and could take a month or so to straighten back out...Could this be it? We are at a loss here as to what to do next... Would blood work show up anything? Hubby wants him tested for diabetes since it runs in family... Dr says to put him back on probiotic, but I am afraid to until we get the stomach straightened out...Any ideas? Thanks for any help...
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:09 AM
 
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Its possible for strong antibiotics to kill all the helpful (and natural) microbes in the gut, which would cause problems with nausea, diarrhea, and constipation.

Why no dairy? A common way to help address these kinds of issues is to eat organic yogurt to help replenish the natural intestinal fauna.

Any chance he's been exposed to mold spores?
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:30 AM
 
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Dr said do the BRAT diet...so we are trying that..He did eat some Chicken noodle soup last night..without the noodles..no complaints...has been eating jello...applesauce...It seems like its a morning thing..after the first liquid in the morning, that's when he throws up..after that no problems...wondering if we should make him stay up for a while before he drinks anything???
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